DIO Confirm Guitarist Switch, Announce CD Release Date

January 26, 2002

DIO have officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Craig Goldy and addition of Doug Aldrich as his replacement. The current line-up of the group—Aldrich, frontman Ronnie James Dio, drummer Simon Wright, and bassist Jimmy Bain—are working on their brand new CD, rumored to be titled Kill The Dragon, for a May release through Spitfire Records. According to DIO's official web site, the band's tour in support of the new album (presumably including DEEP PURPLE and THE SCOPRIONS in the co-headlining slots) will begin on June 1st in Las Vegas. In other news, Ronnie will be featured in a live guest appearance on KNAC.com in "The Vault". Look for him at 12:00 noon PST on Sunday, January 27th.

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